The Pardeys' creed is "Go Small. Go Simple. Go Now." Sage words indeed. I've barely cracked the book open but I'll be taking it with me to Joshua Tree and should have a book report done by the time I get back :)
Here's an excerpt from the introduction.
The decision to go is the hardest part of the whole project. There always seem to be so many reasons not to go:children, aging parents, a business or job you've worked so hard to develop...But if you are determined to go, you'll analyze each of these factors and probably discover that each problem can be solved. If not, it may be just an excuse to hide your fear of heading into the unstructured existence that a cruising life seems to represent.
Sounds a lot like going on an epic bike tour doesn't it?